Theoderic (Theordoric; Theoderid) I, King of the Visigoths
d. 451 Battle of the Catalaunian Plains aka "Battle of Châlons." Location unknown, but currently thought to be around Châlons-en-Champagne.
"Here King Theodoric [the Visigoth] while riding by to encourage his army, was thrown from his horse and trampled underfoot by his own men, thus ending his days at a ripe old age. But others say he was slain by the spear of Andag of the host of the Ostrogoths who were then under the sway of Attila. Then the Visigoths fell on the horde of the Huns and nearly slew Attila. But he prudently took flight and straightway shut himself and his companions within the barriers of the camp which he had fortified with wagons. [The battle now became confused: chieftains became separated from their forces: night fell with the Roman-Gothic army holding the field of combat.]"
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